Infusion is the process of extracting chemical compounds or flavors from plant material in a solvent such as water, oil or alcohol, by allowing the material to remain suspended in the solvent over time (a process often called steeping). An infusion is also the name for the resultant liquid. The process of infusion is distinct from decoction, which involves boiling the plant material, or percolation, in which the water passes through the material (as in a coffeemaker).
The transfer of blood or blood products from one individual to another.
The act of pouring liquid from one vessel to another.
A product consisting of a liquid which has had other ingredients steeped in it to extract useful qualities.
“An extract of rooibos and chamomile makes a refreshing infusion.”
The act of steeping or soaking a substance in liquid so as to extract medicinal or herbal qualities.
The act of installing a quality into a person.
The act of dipping into a fluid.
(medicine) The administration of liquid substances directly into a vein for medical purposes; perfusion.